Access to Nara

The instruction to access to Nara and tips for public bus, which Dr. Stefan Ritt compiled, is available (click here). All the pictures are enlarged by clicking.

from Kansai Airport (KIX)

  1. Limousine bus: Kansai airport → JR Nara (~95min., 2000 yen)
    Limousine timetable
  2. Train
    • Kansai-airport - (Nankai-line) - Nankai-Namba - (Kintetsu-line) - Kintetsu-Nara (~90 min., ~2000 yen)
    • Kansai-airport - (Nankai-line) - Shin-imamiya - (JR) - Ten'noji - (JR)- Nara (~90min., ~2000 yen)
    Try Norikae-Annai (train/bus route finder) by Jorudan Co. Ltd. to find a connection.
    (type in Kansai-Airport to Nara, or Kansai-Airport to Kintetsu-Nara)

From Narita airport (NRT)

Not recommended. There is only few connection flight from Narita Airport to the airports in Kansai area. From Narita, Shin-kan-sen (super express train) is much frequent service, but it takes about 3~4 hours.

From Itami airport (ITM)

Itami airport does not have international flights. But there are many flights from other international airport, Narita, Nagoya, Kyushu and so on. Limousine bus bound for Nara is available. Timetable is here.

Access to the conference site

Local information

Travel guide by the Nara city sightseeing information center.